Thank You @ My One Year Blogiversary

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On May 18, 2014, I wrote my very first blog post at LifeinBetween.me.  I imagine many of you weren’t with me then…

I just re-read it – and found a TYPO!  Ugh!  I thought about correcting it, but then…. it is what it is…  (Can you find it?)

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I’ve posted every day for the past year, and I can’t believe how much I have enjoyed it.  I can’t believe the wonderful friends who have followed me through this and the wonderful friends I have made along the way.

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THANK YOU, my 1,150+ friends at LifeInBetween.me for sharing this journey with me!

To thank YOU, I’d like to give away this card I made in honor of the occasion.

It’s not much, but it is from my HeART.

Here’s the plan….

Add a comment to this post letting me know what you enjoy most about LifeInBetween.Me.

Is it the recipes?  the cards?  the “art”work/crafting?   photography?  poetry/writing?  personal stories…?

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To all those that comment, I will randomly draw one name to send this blank card to so that you can use it to send to someone to thank them for a thoughtful gesture.

I will allow a few days for comments and draw a winner on Friday.

I had so much fun making this card on a rainy Sunday morning.  I didn’t know where I was going with it or how it was going to turn out, but it evolved into a card I love.

Not only was I inspired by my desire to thank all of you, but The Paper Players Challenge is for a “girly” thank you card, and the Can You Case It Challenge was for May flowers, so I am entering this card into both of these “challenges.”

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For this card, I used the StampinUp Pleasant Poppies Stamp stamped on Typeset Designer Series Paper with Black Stazon Ink, which I “watercolored” with an aqua paint brush using Tangelo Twist, Real Red, and Old Olive Inks.  The sentiment is from StampinUp’s Lots of Thanks stamp set.  I embellished with some linen thread, an antique button, some olive candy dots and a lace doily.  I also used my favorite Lil’ Inkers Stitched Rectangles Die Cut to create the “stiched” rectangles.

I am a StampinUp Hobby Demonstrator, so if you are interested in learning more about StampinUp or ordering products, feel free to let me know.

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Thank you all for a wonderful year of blogging at lifeinbetween.me.  I look forward to sharing more in the coming year, and I hope you will share your thoughts with me.

Cheers & Hugs,

Jodi

91 thoughts on “Thank You @ My One Year Blogiversary

  1. Oh what a great occasion to celebrate!! Congratulations and so happy that you made the decision to blog! Your posts have definitely made my day in different ways! What do I like most?? Gee, hard to say! I like the variety between the pics, cards, recipes and stories. You do a wonderful job with all of them, keep at it my dear friend!! You bless many! Have a AWESOME DAY! How sweet to give away your beautiful card, but sweetness defines you, so not surprised.You can put my name in your drawing 2x, LOL!

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  2. I went back and read your first ever blog post! Awesome! I thought you did an excellent job for it being your very first blog post!! See, you are a natural at this! This card is beauriful! I will make it easy for you to choose someone to receive your card. Send it to me. LOL! See how easy that was? Your home is absolutely stunning! You have a wonderful blog! You are a great lady and a wonderful friend and I look forward to your future blogging endeavors. I am so glad we both took that writing class together or I might never have had the chance to meet you. Congratulations on your firsr anniversary! Hugs, Hugs, and more hugs!!

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  3. Happy Anniversary and congratulations to you, my Kitchenista friend! I enjoy all your posts, even the gluten recipes because if I had to, I could modify them! But I appreciate most your photos and artwork (which includes your beautiful cards, of course). I also love that you include so much of yourself in your posts. Heck, I love everything about this place, and look forward to visiting each morning! Have a terrific week, lady!

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    • Right back at ya, my bloggin’ buddy! I feel the same way about yours. It is one I look for EVERY morning! A couple days recently, it didn’t show up until a little later, and I was concerned. Not sure if it was on my end or yours, but just so you know, I’m paying attention 🙂 Thank you for your encouragement, support, and kindness! You’ve played such a role in my artistic development. I will be forever grateful. xo

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      • Thank you so much, Jodi!

        It’s WP, coughing and spluttering. I have to schedule for 4:30am to have the post appear at 5:30, and then if I bounce in and out of the other editor, it messes with the time some more….which is what happened this morning and those other mornings. Do you know of a way around this? It’s the “beep boop boop” editor that is the problem child. (Not sure how else to describe that, lol)

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      • So it’s not just me – phew! And I’m glad all is well with you too. I find using the WP Admin to post much more reliable from the dashboard. I know exactly what you mean by the beep boop boop editor 🙂

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  4. It would be difficult to explain my favorite thing about your blog, bit I find myself looking for to your posts when I see it come up in my box. Blessings to you as you continue to share…

    Billie Moan Rambling Rose Studio

    Sent from my iPad

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  5. Your blog is always a cool cup of water to me. I appreciate you so much. I like the blog as a composite whole, but as you know, I tend to gravitate toward the recipes. I like that even though our lives are very different, we keep finding things that are similar. Like being a mother. Like trying to mother everyone. And I know what you mean about that in between place. I am there right now. Being a grandma later would be AWESOME.

    I found your little typo but only because you told us to look for it. Besides, you used it so confidently, perhaps we all thought it was a new word we had not heard before!

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    • Oh RR – I couldn’t agree more! I always appreciate your posts too – I don’t always “get”/understand them, but I “appreciate” them. And I think that’s ok, because they are very personal and poetic. And you have so much passion in every single one of them, who could not be drawn in?! Thank you for your very very kind comments. I appreciate you too!!!

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      • Take heart! Sometimes I reread t hem and don’t get them either. But the writing seems to be good therapy for me.

        Plus you get kewl points for giving me a few new recipes that keep hubby happy.

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      • LOL! That does lighten my heart! Sometimes I try so hard to figure it out and just give up 🙂 I’ll take those kewl points. Hugs to you and Hubby!

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  6. Congratulations, Ms. Jodi! We are always impressed at how consistent you are about posting. It was fun to go back and see the first post–now we really understand the title of your blog.
    P.S. The Lady found the typo. 🙂

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  7. Congrats, Jodi! Good for you posting every day for a year, I am in awe. 🙂 I think you’re doing a fantastic job with your blog – I especially love your photos and your poetry. Looking forward to seeing more of your great posts in year 2!

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  8. Congratulations on your one year anniversary. You have done remarkably well. I love reading your posts and I did read your first one today. I thought I’d check out to see if deocrating was a word but luckily it isn’t so it doesn’t change the meaning of your sentence. I love your recipes and am really enjoying your journey into watercolours.

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    • You are such a kind heart John! I think you like the cookies best 🙂 eh?!?? Me thinks you have a sweet tooth! I hope I can share some in person with you and your wife and sweet little furry baby some day! 🙂

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  9. Felicitations, as this French-Canadian lady would say! Your one-year anniversary and your faithful followship is testament to what a great blog you produce daily! I love how every day is a surprise. You explore life In awe and wonder, going from one thing to another because all are interesting in their own way. I love the photography, the card making, the poetry, the family stories. I love peeking into your life to get a glimpse of what has captured your attention on that particular day, from newly hatched birds to visits with friends and those who are most meaningful in your life. Thank you for allowing me to visit daily. I feel like I know you although we’ve never met. What a happy day to have “found” your blog! I hope to be congratulating you again at this time next year.

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    • Thank YOU so much Marguerite! WOW! I am blown away by your sweet kind comments. I have no words for the gratitude in my heart. Thank you for taking the time to share your heart here in this comment that makes my day! I am happy you “found” my blog too.

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    • Oh you know me well Lin! CHEERS right back at ya! I am having some red zin right now while replying to so many sweet comments today and feeling very blessed 🙂

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  10. YAY!!! Jodi! Congrats on your one year of blogging! I so enjoy your blog and look forward to seeing what you are doing in life each day. You have a generous and kind heart. I feel blessed to know you! I like your creative spirit, positive attitude and love of life! This comes across in every post you write. I like each and every one you do! And your photography is truly AMAZING! Thanks for the JOY you bring to my life. (((Jodi is Joy))) xoxo

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  11. Jodi, this is an amazing card. You are so creative and I just love that you stamped and watercolored the image on the typeset DSP. It is so beautiful. It’s hard to say which I enjoy more, your cards or your stories. I think it’s a tie! I sure always enjoy your blog. Thanks for joining us at CYCI this week!

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    • Thanks Tina – I had no idea how this card was going to end up, but I did know I wanted to stamp those poppies on the typeset paper and watercolor them. I’m glad you enjoy my silly stories that go along with my “art” 🙂

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  12. Happy blogiversary sweet Jodi! Loved the picture of you lying on the grass chasing flowers and bees! Your blog is always uplifting and full of happiness. Thank you for sharing the simple things with us 🙂 Congratulations and wish you and all followers many more years of Lifeinbetween x

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    • Thanks so much Cristina! Yep – that’s the real me behind all the photos and posts 🙂 In my fave yoga capris and tee. That is what you will find me in most days without makeup and messy hair! 🙂 That’s the “uniform” at “life in between!”

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  13. I haven’t been on here that long but I’ve enjoyed your overall creativity. Everything you do seems to come from your heart which makes your creations all the more special. In addition, your comments are always sincere and genuine. Here’s to many more years of allowing us to enjoy your talents.

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  14. Sorry Jodi, that I have not followed since day one, but I love the artwork. Didn’t catch the error, but I have a hard time catching all of mine as it is. I should send more comments so I can stack the deck in my favor, the card is gorgeous. :O)

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  15. Jodi, congratulations! Well, what do I like best about your blog? It’s everything! The artwork, painting, cards, photography, baking, gardening, nature walks, family time, friends time! Now I go back to the cards mostly because I love them, and as you know I’ve borrowed a few to include in posts! I must say this one is incredible. It checks off all my likes – red/orange/pink color, flowers, background words (oranges, horticulture) and the special decoration! Okay…I did read your first post (and left a comment). Your thought – these testy little buggers – could be both tasty & testy. As you said they were temperamental! Made me chuckle! Happy Blogosphere First Year Anniversary Day! Christine

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    • Christine, I had no idea people (LIKE YOU!) were going to be so kind and complimentary when I asked this question – I am almost embarrassed worrying that it looks like I am asking for praise. I really just wondered what people like best as I am curious what drives folks to my blog. 🙂 Thank you for your kindness. You have been my blogger friend for quite a while, and I so so so appreciate you. Thank YOU!

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  16. Helloooo, dear Jodi. Look, anybody can write a blog with recipes or creative cards or photography or whatever. The blogosphere abounds with those. But not everybody is able to wear their authentic heart on their sleeve as appealingly as you do. Blogs that are all about “look how wonderful I am” grow tedious. I like the note of humility and honesty that runs through your posts. So keep up the good word and continue having fun sharing your Life on Mars. Honestly, Jodi, every day? How do you do it? But I’m awfully happy you do.

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    • I so appreciate this comment, Barbara. I am glad you realize and it comes across that I never want to be a bragger as I am not all that wonderful – just me – just doing simple fun things – and so honored to share them and have such wonderful, beautiful people appreciate and enjoy. You have been with me for quite a while – one of my first new blogger friends. We have been through much together. Today was a tough day. I am getting ready to write tomorrow’s post. I know you will understand. xo

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  17. Congratulation, Jodi! I would like to thank you for writing your blog. I enjoy it so much. To pick what I like most is truly a daunting task! Your photography is amazing. Your cards are exquisite. Of course I enjoy all of your recipes. We have very similar tastes in food. I absolutely loved the little whimsical watercolor birds! I could go on and on. You are wonderfully gifted and talented. Please, please continue to share all you do with all of us.

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  18. Jodi first congratulations on your one year milestone! Your card is absolutely gorgeous. Your creations are such an inspiration to me. Every time I see something you have created I end up in my craftroom with ideas rolling. I love everything about your blog from your cards to your artwork to your recipes to your writings and poems to your photography and daily life experiences. I have truly enjoyed being able to share your life through your blog. Here’s to many more awesome years my friend!!

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  19. What an accomplishment! A year of sharing your heART, soul and spirit! I’ve only recently begun following you, Jodi, but I’ve loved reading your posts and taking a peek into the life of a very talented, creative and energetic woman! Thank you for sharing so generously of yourself! 🙂

    Sharon

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  20. Jodi, I can only say “WOW” your card is stunning! As for your typo, I couldn’t find it, I like everyone else was too busy examining your design! Give me a jingle if you have any thought about joining a design team and many thanks for joining us at CYCI 🙂 Eva

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  22. I know that you are tempered with sadness today, but I wanted to add my congrats for your one year anniversary! A blog post every day – now THAT’S seriously impressive! I seem to be drawn to your photos more than anything else. I think you have an incredible eye and skill with the camera! Just keep on keeping on Jodi! Congratulations again!

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  23. Jodi, I love visiting your blog! Every item you share is so interesting! Congratulations!!!!
    I am soooooo thrilled you are joining us at The Paper Players! How exciting to be able to work with YOU!!!
    Your card is stunning! I love EVERY detail! GORGEOUS!
    Thanks for joining us at The Paper Players this week! XXX

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  25. Just came from Can You Case It…..Congrats! Also I have to add, this card is gorgeous! Thank you for sharing, or should I say entering the contest!. I’m going to be checking back! From another Hobby Demonstrator!

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